The rise of Hitler – hexagon cards

Hexagon learning, first promoted by David Didau [the sagacious Learning Spy – follow his blog!], is a wonderful way for students to review their learning and to review a topic. Here are some hexagon cards on the topic of the rise of HItler which I made recently. If any needs any more explanation on how to use these then I am more than happy to write an overview blog post on how they can be useful in History.

The Rise of Hitler – Hexagonal Learning

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Slave Boom Towns in Britain lesson

These lesson resources focus upon the impact the slave trade had on the boom towns, such as Liverpool and Bristol. The resources include a PowerPoint with starter, content and plenary and a worksheet, which involves creating an importance continuum. Also I have included a You Tube video of The Beatles song Penny Lane which can be used as part of the starter.

Hope you enjoy!

Slave Boom Towns

Slavery Boom Towns worksheet

Independent Learning grid

This independent learning grid was taken from Dale Banham’s recent SHP conference resources. I have given my sixth form students a booklet of these grids, which I mark every two weeks and write questions and make points about what the students have been doing outside my lessons. Ideal for creating a learning dialogue which teachers must evidence according to the OFSTED criteria. Also this creates a point of discussion between teacher and student for any 1:1 feedback. I have also included a completed exemplar for my students as a guide.

This created some interest on a recent Ukedchat on Twitter and hope that fellow tweachers find it as useful as I have.

THE 5Rs LEARNING LOG – Grid page

THE 5Rs LEARNING LOG – example page

Henry VIII early foreign policy – a success or a waste of resources? A level lesson materials

These lesson materials are for an A Level class who are studying the foreign policy of Henry VIII. The resources include a worksheet with a series of cards on them which need to be colour coded in terms of which foreign policy aims they fit under and a sort exercise from which students write a report and reach a substantiated conlclusion. What is also included are teacher content notes, which I also share with the class. Good wider reading to go with this material are David Loades’ new book, Henry VIII and the Flagship History volume – England 1485-1603.

Early foreign policy of Henry VIII

Early foreign policy of Henry VIII worksheet